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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Pfaff: problems with buttonholes ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Pfaff: problems with buttonholes
Problems with buttonholes on Pfaff Quilt Expression 2046
bribjo
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Date: 7/29/10 7:38 AM

Lately I have had trouble with buttonholes on my Pfaff Quilt Expression 2046. The problem is that the machine only sews the last/left side of the hole, but not the first/right one and not the bar tacks. The needle goes up and down through the fabric and the feeder transports the fabric in the right way, but the top thread doesn't pick up the bobbin thread to make proper stitches until it comes to the last/left side of the hole.
I have recently had the machine to a tech because it jumped over stitches and the top thread had problems with picking up the bottom thread. The tech man changed the hook and when I got it back it worked fine. Now I wonder If the problems with the buttonholes have anything to do with this, that some more adjustments should have been done when changing the hook.
I have inserted a new needle, the top thread and the bobbin thread are of the same kind, the bobbin spool is
properly winded, and the fabric is firm and stabil. In addition to that I also have tried out the balance function. But still it doesn't work. Are there anyone who have ideas or tips or tricks to what can help solve the problem?

fwbean472
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Date: 7/29/10 10:17 AM

Other than buttonholes, is it sewing okay?

I just recently learned how to make buttonholes on my 2056. What a pain! Make sure the pronged piece that slides into the back under the plate is pushed all the way in. If it's partially sticking out and you start the buttonhole, the machine starts making the buttonhole somewhere in the middle of the bottonhole making process instead of the beginning.

I found that after I pushed the pronged piece all the way in, then loaded the garment and got it arranged, the pronged piece would slide out a little. Then I got the bright idea to use painters tape to keep it in place. Bad idea! It needs to be free to move. LOL

HTH

Alathia

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Date: 7/29/10 11:54 PM

Thank you for your comment. I tested the buttonhole without using the pronged piece at all. The machine now sews the first row and the bar tacks, but the first row gets about five millimeters longer than the last one. The buttonhole is not perfect, but this shows that the problem obviously is located to this area. Maybe there is some kind of a sensor here that is not working properly. Thank you for your tip.

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Date: 7/30/10 1:44 PM

You're welcome. One more thing I though of, the sliding part on the button hole foot has to be pulled all the way toward you when starting the button hole.

Alathia

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